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Member News

Inland Empire Utilities Agency Announces New General Manager IEUA has announced the hiring of General Manager Shivaji Deshmukh. The 19-year water industry veteran will join IEUA as the Agency's 18 general manager. Deshmukh comes to IEUA from West Basin Municipal Water District, where he served as Assistant General Manager since 2010.   Los Angeles County [...]

By |April 1st, 2019|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Member News

Legislative Update

Opportunity to Support Permit Terms Legislation The National Water Policy Fly-In, hosted by NACWA and WEF, takes place April 3-4. This annual event, as part of Water Week, is designed to allow utility leaders to visit elected officials to educate them about important issues facing the water and wastewater community. We encourage CASA agencies attending this [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

CASA Awards Deadline Approaching CASA seeks to recognize members who provide essential public services and go above and beyond to protect public health and the environment. Member agencies and associates are invited to submit an Award of Excellence application by May 17. More information about the award criteria and categories is available on the website. Award [...]

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State Legislative Update

CASA Sponsoring AB 1672 (Bloom) to Address Wipes Labeling CASA’s sponsored bill related to labeling single use wet wipes is now in print! Author Assembly Member Richard Bloom has a proven track record on consumer protection and environmental legislative issues. View the full text of the bill. The bill was introduced as a spot bill in [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Hot Topics|Comments Off on State Legislative Update

Federal Update

Congressman Garamendi Introduces NPDES Permit Term Extension Legislation On March 14, Congressman John Garamendi introduced legislation to address extending NPDES permit terms for a fixed period of up to 10 years. This CASA priority bill gives USEPA and delegated states the authority to grant extended permit terms to public agencies. The legislation is consistent with CASA’s [...]

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Deadlines Approaching

Call for Award of Excellence Nominations CASA seeks to recognize members who provide essential public services and go above and beyond to protect public health and the environment. Member agencies and associates are invited to submit an Award of Excellence application by May 19. More information about the award criteria and categories is available on [...]

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Federal Update

CASA Wraps Up Another Successful Washington D.C. Policy Forum Last week CASA members descended on Washington D.C. for our 16th annual policy forum. The forum was an opportunity to hear from congressional staff, political insiders and interest groups on what to expect from congress and the administration in 2019. It was also a chance for [...]

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Legislative and Regulatory Update

2019 CASA Priority Bills: “Flushable” Wipes and Ocean Discharge Ban February 22 was the bill introduction deadline for the 2019 legislative session. In the weeks leading up to the deadline, hundreds of bills were introduced, including many of interest to CASA members.  Over the next month, bills will be referred to different policy committees and [...]

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Mark your Calendar

CWEA Emerging Leaders Nominations Due April 1! The California Water Environment Association is accepting nominations for the 2019 Emerging Leaders. Winners will be featured in CWEA’s summer issue of Clean Water. Nominees are accomplished water professionals who are making a significant and positive impact on California’s water industry but who have not been recognized for [...]

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Member News

OCSD Wins ASCE Wastewater Treatment Project of the Year Award The Orange County Sanitation District’s Newhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement Project won the American Society of Civil Engineers Wastewater Treatment Project of the Year. The award-winning project will replace seven miles of sewer pipeline on State College Blvd. causing the cities of Fullerton and Anaheim to [...]

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